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    Wednesday, 16 July 2008

    The Independent - A Larger Newspaper

    Today's Independent has a pretty decent article on beer, in parts heavily quoting Adrian Tierney-Jones and also Alex Bell, head brewer of O'Hanlons

    It's certainly better than most articles on beer in the British press, including the quality papers. It's such a shame than that the writer was allowed some freedom to make up their own stuff and not rely totally on those better qualified to write such pieces.

    If you can't be bothered to read the whole article, just scan to the bottom paragraph, and read these fascinating words:

    "What determines whether a beer is an ale, a bitter or a larger is down to the amount and type of hops as well as the malted barley, but is primarily due to the strain of yeast." And yes, I've reproduced the wonderous spelling mistake. I'll say no more.


    Boak said...

    I like the fact it gives the impression people have only really now sussed how to make beer.

    Anonymous said...

    difference is he can write well. you need to be able to write well, not just have all the facts in your head

    maeib said...

    But anonymous, what good is a good writing style if what you write is factually incorrect?

    Journalists shouldn't just pick a subject and write about it. They should have a certain passion, as well as a faultless ability to research.

    It's no good a sports editor trying to write about medicine. Stick to what you know.

    Tandleman said...

    I thought the article a touch on the wooden side myself, even disregarding the daft bit quoted.